The predominant material can be any non-traditional metal (not covered in another category, including base metals and reactive metals) or material (including resin, glass, wood, found objects and textiles). 

Artist Statement: The wearable objects I create directly reflect my interest in astronomy and space exploration. The shapes, textures, materials and color palette found in the celestial environment are all elements that find their way into my work. Specific materials such as titanium, niobium and meteorite are chosen, as they are often used to construct components to explore space or naturally exist in space itself. In addition, softer and more malleable metals such as silver, gold and platinum are selected to complement the rigid qualities of the aforementioned materials. The intended result is to make one-of-a-kind, wearable pieces that are functional, durable and evoke a sense of curiosity. Read More

First Place
Kirk Lang
Seattle, WA, United States

Artist Statement: Creating jewelry is a process of discovery for me that involves research and experimentation, in both concept and material. I use geometry as a language to generate visual representations of my ideas and philosophies about the universe and our place within it. The constants that are present in my work are universal and are used to draw parallels between the microcosm and macrocosm. Read More

Second Place
“Torus Bracelet for an Astronaut”
Ezra Satok-Wolman
Caledon, ON, Canada